Seattle Great Wheel – B&W Simplicity

Anyone that has been following me knows I love black and white photography for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons being that you can focus on the subject when there isn’t a variety of colors grabbing your attention.

Today I am featuring two photographs from a shoot of the Seattle Great Wheel I did a few years back. It’s located at the end of one of the many piers lining the waterfront and has become an icon in the Seattle skyline. It is the largest observation wheel on the west coast standing 175 feet tall. The wheel has 42 fully enclosed gondolas with a special VIP gondola sporting leather bucket seats and a glass bottom floor.

I took a number of shots including a series of close ups to focus on the simplicity and beauty of the gondolas taking passengers up and around the giant ferris wheel. I presented these captures in black and white to allow the focus to be on the shape and arrangement of the gondolas on the wheel. The composition of both captures was to create a more artistic photograph versus just a snap shot of the entire ferris wheel.

“Three Gondolas “

Gondolas 8-11


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27 thoughts on “Seattle Great Wheel – B&W Simplicity

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Lol…personally I have a height issue, so have not gone on the great wheel. It is really impressive on the end of one of the piers. Thanks for stopping by Carl…have a great week!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback…I’m not always sure how my posts come across as I usually wait til the last moment to be inspired on what to post!!!! Can’t say it enough…love your writing!!


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